SPAL vs Torino
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 3 February 2019
Kick-Off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Paolo Mazza (Ferrara).
Both SPAL and Torino will come into Sunday’s Serie A program opener high on confidence following their respective last weekend successes. The hosts showed an amazing fighting spirit to come back from two goals behind to beat Parma 2-3 away at Stadio Ennio Tardini. It was a huge win for Spallini who are now seven points above the red zone line.
Mattia Valoti, Andrea Petagna and Mohamed Fares bagged goals within the final 20 minutes of the affair against Parma. SPAL were previously winless in 12 consecutive matches in all competitions which only described how big of a win it was for Leonardo Semplici and his men. Can they back it up and claim another scalp here against Il Toro?
SPAL vs Torino: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head encounter between the two sides.
Torino won two and drew one of past three.
Il Toro claimed a narrow 1-0 victory when they met Spallini in early-September last year.
SPAL held Torino to a 2-2 draw in the lone H2H game at Stadio Paolo Mazza back in December 2017.
SPAL vs Torino: Prediction
Torino will finally have an easier opposition (on paper) after playing the likes of Lazio, Fiorentina, Roma and Inter in last four matches across competitions.
Walter Mazzarri can generally be satisfied with his men’s recent form as the team held Lazio to a 1-1 draw and barely lost to Roma 3-2 at Olimpico. Their brave displays against such rivals were rewarded with a 1-0 victory over Inter seven days ago. Defender Armando Izzo was the man who made the difference last weekend against Nerazzurri.
Based on everything written above, the draw looks to be the most likable of three outcomes. Torino drew as many as 8 of 11 away matches in this term of Serie A. SPAL, on the other side, saw five of their ten home outings end without a winner.
SPAL vs Torino: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10)
Correct Score 1-1 @ 6.00 (5/1).